The topological classification of compact surfaces is an immensely satisfying result. It says that a compact surface is completely determined topologically by its Euler characteristic, boundary components, and whether it is orientable. It is rare ... MAA Online, 1 week ago
Sometimes, what is basic is in the eye of the beholder. Based on the use of this term in the title of this book and the statement on the back-cover blurb that the book was intended for an undergraduate audience, I had assumed that this text would ...MAA Online, 3 weeks ago
Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways. In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian Stewart published a book on 17 Equations That Changed The World. We recently came across this convenient ...Houston Chronicle, 1 month ago
Today is N ational , the 26th anniversary of celebrating all things math in the US. Pi Day is also celebrated around the world. Pi is the ratio of the diameter of a circle to its circumference. The actual ratio is an irrational number and cannot ...Examiner.com, 1 month ago Celebrate National Pi Day today Examiner.com, 1 month ago
Tony Mann admires a book where art and mathematics are in perfect harmony Mathematicians and artists have much in common. Both work with beauty and truth. While the popular impression may be that art is more concerned with the former and ...Times Higher Education Supplement, 1 month ago
Geometry is, of course, a highly visual subject, and most if not all geometry books come with pictures of various geometric objects like circles and triangles. Some, like Barnes Gems of Geometry , even provide color pictures. This book, however, ...MAA Online, 1 month ago
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